This is the fourth installment of a new series I have started, called “Short & Sweet.”
In each part of this series, I am focusing on a few places and topics to research that viewers have suggested and provided information to me about.
There were a few more man-made lakes that commenters mentioned regarding the last post that I want to include before I move onto new material.
In the last post, I researched Lake Lanier in north Georgia, and Lakes Keowee and Jocassee in the northwestern corner of South Carolina, near the state’s border with North Carolina and Georgia, is known as the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains…
Viewer TM lives in Cumming, Georgia, right at Sawnee Mountain (that I featured in the post in conjunction with its proximity to Lake Lanier), and commented “I can tell you what is under the dam at Lake Lanier. An ancient Native American mound. It is called Summerour Mound. There is also one in Dawsonville, Georgia, right next to Cumming, Georgia. They were destroyed with the creation of Lake Lanier.”
Summerour was a mound site that was excavated between 1951 and 1954 by archeologist Joseph Caldwell, before it was flooded by the waters of the Buford Dam.
This goes along with my field observations at local lakes where I was living in Oklahoma City at the time between 2012 and 2016, I came to the conclusion that man-made lakes serve at least two purposes, 1) creating a water reservoir and/or hydroelectric power supply; and 2) covering up ancient infrastructure.
These are pictures I took at Twin Lakes at Bethel, Oklahoma, on the top left; Lake Arcadia in Edmond, Oklahoma, on the bottom left; and Lake Thunderbird in Norman, Oklahoma, pictured on the right.
XTX left a comment about Lake Eufaula, a man-made reservoir in Oklahoma, east of Oklahoma City, off Interstate 40.
XTX grew up here and was told of people who had drowned in the lake due to wells and open holes beneath the water, and said nothing was torn down or filled in when it was made, and that it took in a lot of land…
…and a town called North Fork Town that was founded by the Creek Nation in Indian territory back in the 1800s.
We are told after its approval by Congress in 1946 to “provide flood control, hydroelectric power, water supply, navigation, and recreation,” the Eufaula Dam was built by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1956 and 1964.
The resulting Lake Eufaula, on the Canadian River, upstream from its confluence with the Arkansas River, is the largest capacity lake in Oklahoma, by volume, surface-area, and shoreline.
MFJ commented that Beaver lake in Arkansas has a city underneath with a pyramid, and it was called the Arkansas Atlantis.
Beaver Lake is near Rogers, Arkansas, in the Ozark Mountains of northwestern Arkansas…
…and Rogers, Arkansas, is a straight-line distance of only 109-miles, or 176-kilometers, from the city of Eufaula at Lake Eufaula.
MFJ said the name of the city is Monte Ne, and when the lake gets low you can see a magnificent city under the water, but said there is a crazy backstory behind it.
The story behind it goes something like this.
William Hope Harvey, also known as “Coin” Harvey, arrived in Rogers in 1900…
…and opened his office in what is called the “Golden Rule” Building.
He bought 320-acres, or 129-hectares, of land in a lush valley southeast of Rogers, and dammed the creek on his property to create a small lake for his resort, around which he was said to have built between 1900 and 1920 three large hotels, a bank, stores, post office, and the first heated swimming pool in Arkansas.
Two of his hotels, “Missouri Row” and “Oklahoma Row,” were said to be the largest log-buildings in the world.
There was a railroad spur leading to the resort, and a 50-foot gondola Harvey was said to have imported from Venice to convey passengers visiting the resort.
But, Harvey was a poor money manager, when it came to running the resort, so his ventures were never completed or went bankrupt, and after his death in 1936, the property was sold off in lots.
The remainder of the town and resort was submerged when Beaver Lake was created in 1964, and all that remains today are foundations and one severely vandalized structure.
The unsubmerged ruins of Monte Ne reminded me of the Osireion, an ancient temple in Abydos, Egypt, on the right.
Just a few of the other man-made mentioned by viewers:
IP suggested checking out the Harriman Reservoir and Lake Whitingham, Vermont’s largest landlocked body of water…
…which was made when they flooded the very large, for the time town, of Mountain Mills…
….and the rare glory-hole-style dam there.
Several viewers mentioned Lake Murray in South Carolina…
…called the jewel of South Carolina is just west of Columbia, was created in 1930 as a result of the construction of the Saluda Dam, which was at one time the largest earthen dam in the world, and at the time it was finished flooding the region, Lake Murray was the largest man-made lake in the world.
These are the dam’s 5 massive hydroelectric intake towers in the lake.
Other suggestions included Lake Norman outside of Charlotte in North Carolina…
…and Blessington Lakes in the foothills of Ireland’s Wicklow Mountains.
Now I will move on to new subjects based on your suggestions.
HH suggested looking at the time anomaly between Big Diomede and Little Diomede Islands, which are a pair of rocky islands located in the middle of the Bering Strait between Siberia and mainland Alaska…
…and are only 2.4-miles, or 3.8-kilometers, apart from each other.
The international date line travels through that distance between them.
In spite of their proximity to each other, they are separated by the International Date Line, and Big Diomede is almost a day ahead of Little Diomede.
The top screenshot showing the time and date on Little Diomede Island in Alaska as 9:58:36 am on Sunday, August 22nd, and the bottom screenshot shows Big Diomede Island in Russia, as Monday, August 23rd at 5:58 am, and I took the two screenshots 19-seconds apart.
Also, these two islands are described as rocky, mesa-like islands, and have sheer, steep slopes, and block-shaped rocks on the shoreline.
JZ who lives in China requested that I look up Guilin City and Yangshuo County in the Guangxi Province, and he emailed me numerous pictures of the region.
He said the earthworks here are everything I talk about, and the mountains look like pyramids.
Notice how they rise from an otherwise perfectly flat landscape!
They are called the Karst Mountains in Guangxi Province, and are said to have been naturally formed by receding water from hundreds of millions of years ago.
With what are described as sheer limestone surfaces, the what are called mountains of this region are China’s top spot for climbing.
This same region in South China is also known for its karst caves, like the “Flute-Reed Cave,” also known as the “Art Palace of Nature.”
This is Chuanshan Hill in Chuanshan Park in the southern part of Guilin City, with what is called the hill’s “Moon Cave” showing prominently.
This is a close-up photo of the “Moon Cave” in Chuanshan Hill in the park, also known as “Tunnel Hill.”
Here is a view of Pagoda Hill next to Chuanshan Hill, with the Li River, with its masonry bank, in the foreground…
…and Chuanshan Hill is right across the Li River from the archway at what is called the “Elephant Trunk” Hill.
It’s important to note that other archways like these can be found in places as diverse as on the Mexican Revillagigedo Islands, located between the Hawaiian Islands and Mexico, like the arch at Cabo Pearce…
…and the Grand Arch on the Isla Socorro…
…on the Hollow Rock Beach on Minnesota’s Grand Portage Island…
…and Arch Rock at Arnarstapi in Iceland.
And some of these so-called natural arches are well-known to have things like winter solstice alignments, like Keyhole Rock at Pfeiffer Beach in California…
…and the Durdle Door in Lulworth, England.
JZ also sent me pictures from Sanya City, which is located on Hainan Island in South China.
Sanya is the southernmost city on the island of Hainan.
JZ said this double-bay is called Haitangwan.
What I find is interesting is that I have found examples of double-bays like that in many places, like Casco Cove on Attu Island, the former site of a U. S. Coast Guard Station at the end of the Aleutian Island chain, so far west, it is in the eastern hemisphere, and the westernmost point of land relative to Alaska…
…Halawa Bay on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai…
…and the double-bay at Miyanohama Beach on the Japanese Bonin (also known as Ogasawara) Island of Chichijimi.
Not only that, I have found single-beaches that have the same appearance all over the world, like Green Sand Beach, on the big island of Hawaii…
…Vaja Beach in Korcula, Croatia…
…Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia, Greece…
…and Grama Bay in Albania.
JZ said this is a picture of a mine on the left at another bay in the Sanya City called Huanghouwan.
He asked several locals and they all said that it is a natural structure, but he said to just look at it, and it is compared with the Boddington Gold Mine in Western Australia on the right.
He also said there are huge rocks everywhere at Huanghouwan.
Another viewer, RK, mentioned Manitoulin Island, which is part of the Niagara Escarpment.
The Niagara Escarpment runs predominantly east-to-west, from New York, through Ontario, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin, with a nice, half-circle shape, attached to a straight-line, when drawn on a map.
It gets its name and its fame from being the cliff where the Niagara River takes its plunge at the Niagara Falls in New York and Ontario.
RK specifically mentioned the highest-point on the island, which is called the “Cup and Saucer,” and accessed by the trail of the same name.
Here are some views of the flat surfaces, straight-edges, and right-angles of what we are told are natural rock formations.
It reminded me of what is called Coffee Pot Rock in Sedona on the right, a great view of which I had out my bedroom window for two-years (I have recently moved).
Come to think of it, a place known as “Flower Pot Island” in Ontario’s Five Fathom National Park in Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay, happens to be located right next to Manitoulin Island on the Niagara Escarpment.
It is so-named because of the two rock-pillars on its eastern shore, described as a type of “sea stack,” formed over many years of “wind, rain, waves, and ice hammering away at the cliff that was once at the water’s edge.”
A third flower pot was said to have been here until 1903, at which time it tumbled.
Here is a photo of the trail to Manitoulin Island’s Cup and Saucer formations on the left, at a place which looks like Giant City State Park in Makanda, also known as the “Star of Egypt,” in Southern Illinois, on the right.
RK also mentioned that a leyline goes right through Manitoulin Island to Montreal.
Let’s see we can find in that department on Google Earth.
On a quick search, these four places appear to line-up with each other – Minneapolis, Minnesota; Manitoulin Island, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I am going to end this post here, and pick up the trail of hidden history from your suggestions in the next installment of “Short and Sweet.”
This is number 3 in a new series I have started called “Short & Sweet,” which will run over a long period of time, focusing in each one on just a few places and topics to research that viewers have suggested to me.
It will take me awhile to go through the ones I have received, so if you have left or emailed me a suggestion, please bear with me as I work my way through them, and all the connections that I find a long with them!
I received a comment from SC, who said:
“My mum used to live in the valley below a “folly” called ‘White Nancy’ in Cheshire NW England.”
“It’s bizarre and looks like the top of a building and is on top of a weird grass sloped hill.”
“The narrative is it was built by a family who owned a nearby Hall (Ingersley)…”
“…to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo.”
“I’ve walked up to it as an adult. it’s a a bit steep and knowing what I do now I definitely think there is more there than meets the eye.”
“My dad as a kid told me about follys & white Nancy etc. as there were so many about & explained it as “people do strange things“ which didn’t make much sense even as an 8 year old.”
Another viewer asked that I look into Antrim Lough.
The Antrim Lough Shore Park is located in Antrim…
…on the shore of Lough Neagh, a large, freshwater lake in Northern Ireland, and the largest lake by area in the British Isles.
The remains of what was called the Lough Neagh Torpedo Test Platform are in the Lake, where the best view is from the Antrim Lough Shore Park.
This is where Mk Torpedoes were tested during World War II, which has been a nesting site for migratory birds, like cormorants and terns, since then.
There used to be a torpedo factory on Randlestown Road in Antrim.
Apparently these “torpedo test facilities” were a thing for both sides during World War II, as there is another abandoned and derelict one that the Germans used for their torpedo tests that stands just off the coast of Poland in the Bay of Puck.
Known locally as “Torpedownia…”
…the Germans fired their “test torpedoes” at Jastarnia and Jurata on the Polish Hel Peninsula between 1942 and 1945.
The Polish Hel Peninsula is a popular tourist destination in the present-day, with a road and railroad, and one-busline, number 666, running along the peninsula from the mainland to to the town of Hel at the furthest point.
Boy-oh-boy, LOTS of rabbit-holes to go down around here!
Not going there now, but look up the World War II “Battle of Hel” in 1939 if you would like to learn more about this place of interest.
There is one more torpedo test site to look at in Europe before I head back to Antrim Lough.
There is yet another abandoned torpedo launch factory in Rijeka, Croatia.
And this one was the location of the world’s first torpedo factory, where the first torpedoes were assembled and tested back in the 1860s, allowing Rijeka to become a major spot for torpedo manufacture and testing for 100-years, with the factory closing in 1966, and…then…left to rot.
This is where Robert Whitehead, an English engineer, developed the first effective, self-propelled, naval torpedo, based on the prototypes of Giovanni Luppis (Ivan Lupis), an Austro-Hungarian naval officer who was born in Rijeka.
I really wonder if these three “torpedo test” platforms in very different places were re-purposed from their unknown original use, and all abandoned to the same fate, still standing but rotting in place.
The Antrim Lough Shore Park is located around the mouth of, and along, what is called the Sixmilewater River…
…with its shaped- and canal-looking appearance on the top-left, like what I found in Venice, Florida, on the top right; the Grand Lucayan Waterway on Grand Bahama Island on the bottom left; and at Port Mansfield on the bottom right, on the Gulf of Mexico in South Texas.
The Antrim Castle, also known as the Massareene Castle after the Anglo-Irish nobility, the Clotworthys, said to have built it and live there, was located on the banks of the Sixmilewater River, said to have been built first in the 1600s, and rebuilt in 1831, with the design by Dublin architect John Bowden.
Alas, it was destroyed by fire that took place during a grand ball in 1922, and the burnt-out structure demolished in 1970, and all that remains of it is the “Italianate Tower,” said to have been built in 1887, and part of the ruins that can be seen in the Antrim Castle Gardens today…
…along with the Barbican Gatehouse of the Antrim Castle, said to have been built in 1818.
It is interesting to note, that within the Antrim Castle Gardens, you can find canals…
…and Clotworthy House, a stable block and coach house said to have been built by the 10th-Viscount Massareene in 1843, with the creation of “Her Ladyship’s Pleasure Gardens.”
One more thing about Lough Neagh and this part of Northern Ireland before I look elsewhere.
The River Bann is one of the main inflows of Lough Neagh, winding its way from the southeast coast to the northwest coast of Northern Ireland, and we are told that the River Bann “pauses in the middle to widen into the enormous Lough Neagh.”
So, let’s see how big Lough Neagh widens between the Lower and the upper River Bann.
Again, keep in the mind this is the largest lake by area in the British Isles, with a surface area of 151-square-miles, or 392-square-kilometers.
Lough Neagh also supplies 40% of Northern Ireland’s drinking water.
Now, I can’t speak from personal experience for this part of the world, but I have long believed that man-made lakes serve at least two purposes: 1) creating a water supply; and 2) covering up ancient infrastructure.
Where I do have personal experience is my own field research in the State of Oklahoma, where I first started waking up to all of this.
In Oklahoma alone, there are more than 200 lakes created by dams, which is the largest number in any state in the U. S.
The first place I went to test my idea that man-made lakes covered up ancient infrastructure was Lake Thunderbird outside of Norman.
I knew what to look for, so was not surprised when I found it.
Same thing at Lake Arcadia, in Edmond Oklahoma.
Both of these lakes are located near Oklahoma City that I visited when I lived there.
And Lake Arcadia reminded me in appearance of what I saw in pictures of the Gulf of Bothnia, which is between Sweden and Norway, that I found on an alignment I was tracking.
There aren’t many examples saying this on the internet, but you can find the same idea regarding Lough Neagh if you look for it.
This is a great lead-in to the request of another commenter, DD.
He asked if I could into the cities buried under lakes in the United States such as Lake Lanier, in Georgia, and many many more?
Lake Lanier is a reservoir in northern Georgia…
…and was created primarily by the Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River, which was completed in 1956, and is maintained by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control and water supplies.
Buford Dam also provides 250-million KWH of hydroelectric power to the area surrounding Atlanta every year.
We are told the land the lake now occupies was predominantly forest and farmland prior to its creation.
One landmark under the lake was the former Gainesville Speedway, also known as the Looper Speedway.
Sometimes the grandstands of the speedway are visible in Laurel Park when the waters are low.
So, what else might the lake-waters be covering?
Let’s take a look around and see what is there.
This is the Abbotts Bridge Boat, Canoe, and Raft Launch in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
Until we pay attention to them, we don’t even notice that the stones in the water are cut-and-shaped, with angles and straight-edges, and assume they are natural, and just “there.”
I didn’t start noticing them until about 2014 or 2015, and after I started noticing them, I started seeing them literally everywhere!
Here at the Settles Bridge Canoe and Raft Launch, there are more of the cut-and-shaped stones to the side, and some really nicely-made large-brick steps leading down to the water.
Then, there is the Jones Bridge Boat, Canal, and Raft Launch, with beautifully-made stonework and ironwork, that goes straight down into the Chattahoochee…
…and the Whitewater Creek Canoe and Raft Launch as well has some interesting stonework going on.
There are all kinds of parks dotted around the shores of Lake Lanier.
I am going to take a look at one of them – Sawnee Mountain Preserve.
The Sawnee Mountain Preserve in Cummings, Georgia, is almost 1,000 acres, or 405-hectares, of hiking trails, and picnic areas…
…and other sites to see, including rock formations…
…with names like the “Indian Seats…”
…and the old fire tower.
The remnant of the Barker House, a futuristic, UFO-shaped house said to have been built in the 1960s by architect Jim Barker for his family, was demolished in 2017.
It appears to have been built on top of a megalithic-stone entryway.
Abandoned gold mines like this one dot Sawnee Mountain.
The Georgia Gold Rush was the second-significant gold rush in U. S. history, after the first North Carolina Gold Rush that started in 1799.
It started in the present-day Lumpkin County in the late 1820s, of which Lake Lanier is a small part, and quickly spread through the North Georgia Mountains, following the Georgia gold belt from eastern Alabama to northeast Georgia, which was said to have had close to 24-karat, or 100%, purity.
By the early 1840s, gold was becoming harder to find, and many Georgia miners…
…headed west when gold was found in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, so the story goes.
The hilly area in the northwestern corner of South Carolina, near the state’s border with North Carolina and Georgia, is known as the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Lake Keowee and Keowee-Toxaway State Park is found here, east of Salem, South Carolina.
Lake Keowee is a man-made reservoir formed in 1971…
…that we are told was constructed for the needs of Duke Energy, which it uses for things like cooling three nuclear reactors at the Oconee Nuclear Generating Station…
…and for public recreational purposes.
The historic Cherokee Keowee Town had been located on the bank of the Keowee River and was part of what was known as the Lower Town Regions, all of which were inundated by the formation of Lake Keowee, its artifacts and history lost.
Keowee-Toxaway State Park on Lake Keowee was created from lands previously owned by Duke Power, all part of the historical lands of the Cherokee.
There is a feature called Natural Bridge in Keowee-Toxaway State Park.
Lake Jocassee is also a man-made lake northeast of Salem, South Carolina.
It was formed in 1973 in a partnership between the state and Duke Power, and also flooded areas where there was pre-existing infrastructure, like the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, which was the setting for a scene in the movie “Deliverance,” which had been filmed there in 1972, and the following year was covered by 130-feet, or 39-meters, of water.
This feature at Lake Jocassee is called “The Wall,” which is only accessible by boat.
All of these lakes I have mentioned were part of the historical territory of the Cherokee.
The Cherokee, one of the “Five Civilized Tribes…”
……were, along with the other four civilized tribes, forced to move west…
…in what were multiple “Trails of Tears.”
So the question begs to be asked ~ what was really going on here?
Perhaps something different than what we have been told?
Next, TL and JM wanted me to look into the Pony Express.
The Pony Express was the first fast mail-line across the North American continent, between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
The Pony Express only operated for 18-months, from April of 1860 to October of 1861.
Its parent company was the Central Overland and Pike’s Peak Express Company, which was a stagecoach company that operated in the American West starting in 1859.
The owners of the parent stagecoach company, the freight business partners of Russell, Majors, and Waddell, were said to have spared no expense in obtaining and equipping new stations for the Pony Express.
The Pony Express Home Station in Marysville, Kansas, was the first station the riders came to after leaving St. Joseph, said to have been leased by its 1859 builder, Joseph Cottrell, to the Pony Express in 1860.
The mail service utilized relays of horse-mounted riders.
I came across this ad seeking Pony Express riders…interestingly worded!!
Wanted: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred!
The headquarters of the Pony Express in St. Joseph were housed in the Patee House, built by John Patee, the construction of which we are told was completed in 1858, and was a 140-room, luxury hotel.
The Patee House was said to have been built as development around the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, the first railroad to cross Missouri, and the construction of the railroad was said to have been started in 1851 and completed in 1859, and the railroad carried the first letter to the Pony Express on April 3rd of 1860.
In spite of all the money and effort spent on the Pony Express, between its operating expense, and the new transcontinental telegraph service, it ended on October 26th of 1861.
It did prove, we are told, that a year-round transcontinental communication system could be established and work.
This was important with the need for mail and other communications to get west faster after the 1848 discovery of gold in California, since thousands of businessmen, investors, and prospectors went to live there…
…and, by 1850, California was admitted to the Union as a State.
I am going to end this segment of “Short and Sweet” here.
Lots more to come!
As with everywhere there is plenty more to find in all of these places mentioned, so I am just scratching the surface of all there is to find within any of your suggestions.
This is a new series I have started called “Short & Sweet,” which will run over a longer period of time, focusing in each one on just a few places and topics to research that viewers have suggested to me.
I will be able to get new material out in a faster amount of time in this manner than what my normal research takes me.
Just a few more interesting points of information that came up in comments in response to places and topics mentioned in Short and Sweet #1 before I move on to new things.
Skip commented that Aztalan State Park in Wisconsin is on the same Serpent Lei line identified by Peter Champoux.
Aztalan State Park is a National Historic Landmark of what is called by historians as part of the Mississippian culture of moundbuilders, and was part of a widespread culture throughout the Mississippi and its tributaries, with a vast trading network extending from the Great Lakes Region, to the Gulf Coast, to the Southeast.
This is described as the largest platform mound at Aztalan…
…which is very similar in appearance to Monk’s Mound at Cahokia State Historic Site in Collinsville, Illinois, which was considered to be a chief center of the Middle Mississippian culture.
Aztalan is near Lake Mills and Madison.
Lake Mills is the location of Rock Lake, described as a fishing hole east of Madison.
There is a legend there are ancient pyramids at the bottom of Rock Lake, on land that was flooded in the 19th-century, and researchers have investigated for evidence, but critics claim the legend is nothing more than fable.
The nearby city of Madison is Wisconsin’s state capital.
Here is an engraving of downtown Madison and the Capitol building attributed to the year of 1865, which would have been the year the Civil War ended.
There sure is a lot of classical-looking architecture in the background of this engraving!
Another viewer commented that Fort Bragg is on Peter’s Serpent Lei alignment as well.
Fort Bragg is home to the Army’s 18th Airborne Corps and the U. S. Army Special Operations Command, as well as the U. S. Army and Army Reserve Commands, and two airfields as well.
It is the largest military installation in the United States, and one of the largest military installations in the world.
JA made a reference to the research universities in North Carolina, which is a good place to bring in the region known as the “Research Triangle,” which is midway between, and east, of Pilot Mountain and Fort Bragg on this leyline.
The “Research Triangle” refers to a metropolitan area in North Carolina which is anchored by three-major research universities:
North Carolina State University in Raleigh; Duke University in Durham; and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill; with the Research Triangle Headquarters centrally-located, which is where numerous tech companies and enterprises are located near the research facilities of these Universities.
It is interesting to note that Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem is more directly on the alignment than the three major research universities…
…and better known for the sports’ championships of its “Demon Deacons” Teams, winning National Championships in five different sports…
…and in this photo of the Wake Forest Campus, you can see Pilot Mountain, also on this alignment, in the background.
JA also left a comment connecting Venus Flytraps and Wilmington, North Carolina, saying that the Venus Flytrap is Native to Wilmington.
And sure enough, the only place in the world the carnivorous Venus Flytrap is native to is a 90-mile, or 145 -kilometer, radius around Wilmington, North Carolina…
…and which includes part of South Carolina in its radius as well.
JA said supposedly asteroids hit in the specific area where Venus Flytraps are native.
So my reply to JA was that the first thing that came to my mind was the “Little Shop of Horrors.”
Apparently the carnivorous Venus Flytrap occupies a special niche in the horror genre, no matter where it came from!
With regards to what I mentioned about the band “The KLF,” known prior as “The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu,” in the last post that was a follow-up to part one, I got quite a bit of feedback. Here are some examples:
Joe P. said that KLF burned £1 million on August 23rd of 1994, on the Isle of Jura, in the early hours of the morning.
BH said they were silent from that time until August 23rd of 2017, 23-years to the day after they burned the million pounds, when they returned as JAM, launched a novel called “2023: A Trilogy,” and staged a three-day event called “Welcome to the Dark Ages.”
The JAMS were also known as the Timelords.
Wait, where have we heard that before?
Well, all we are allowed to know about Time Lords, Time Travel, and Time Wars are from TV shows like “Dr. Who,” and other examples of the Science Fiction Genre.
Therefore time travel and its related topics are not framed as real, and we are not given any information to support whether or not this notion is true either.
Most people, with no reason to believe it could possibly be true, think those who believe it are crazy or otherwise out-of-touch with reality.
On a similar note, a comment from another viewer, LL, said that it was very interesting what Bill Drummond, a founding member of JAMS, said about Mathew Street in Liverpool.
The commenter related that Bill Drummond said it was on the interstellar ley line, which comes careenng in from outer space, hits the Earth in Iceland, bounces back up, writhing about like a conger eel, then down Mathew Street in Liverpool, where the Cavern Club is, and from there it goes back up, twisting, turning, and wriggling across the face of the earth until it reaches the uncharted mountains of New Guinea, where it shoots back into Deep Space, and that this interstellar ley line is a mega-powered one, with too much power coming down it for it not to writhe about, and that the only three-fixed points on earth it travels through are Iceland, Mathew Street in Liverpool and New Guinea. Wherever something creatively or spiritually-mega happens anywhere else on earth, it is because this interstellar ley line is momentarily powering through the territory.
The world-famous Cavern Club on Mathew Street is where the Beatles got their start in 1961, becoming the center of Liverpool’s rock and roll scene in the 1960s.
The Beatles are regarded as the most influential band of all time, and were integral to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s, and pop music’s recognition as an art form.
In light of Bill Drummond’s belief that a powerful interstellar leyline travels down Mathew Street, it is interesting to note that a similar-looking club was featured in the opening sequence of the 2007 musical romantic drama movie “Across the Universe…”
…in homage to the Beatles’ beginnings, where the filming for the scene actually took place at the Cavern Club.
In my journey of learning about the earth grid and leylines over the years, I encountered the work of Bethe Hagens, in a presentation she gave at the 2011 Megalithomania Conference in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
In this fascinating lecture that I encountered very early in my journey down this road, Bethe talks about not only earth grids, but celestial grids as well.
We have literally been kept in the dark about so many things.
This is just the tip of the iceberg.
And what are leylines?
Leylines are energy lines of places in alignment with each other composed of natural energies that link and connect distant places and sacred sites, which many believe in a way that is metaphysical, as well as physical.
I really think the Earth’s Controllers, of the last couple of hundred years, have reverse-engineered the Earth’s grids from a positive, life-enhancing system, into a control system to support their goals of power and control, and to lower our collective consciousness at the same time, to keep us in fear, and not in our higher states of consciousness of love, joy, and Unity!
It seems like whatever happens on the Earth’s grid-lines, for positive benefit or negative outcome, has an enhanced effect.
Now I will move on to comments about other places I have received.
Another viewer, MP, who grew up in North Wales near the Wirral Peninsula, remembers a place he went to as a child called “The Cup and Saucer” and said it was a diverted bit of the river.
It went along what looked like a stone-cut, or concrete canal about 6-feet in width, but long…
…and which ran into a round pool with a hole in the centre where the water dropped around 8-feet, or about 2.5-meters.
He said you could access a tunnel to get underneath and he used to play in there with other kids, then run a few miles to a water mill, then go back the the river.
It belongs to the National Trust Site of Erddig, in Wrexham in North Wales, and Erddig Hall is considered one of Great Britain’s finest stately homes.
A different commenter asked me look at the tidal pool at Powfoot Beach in Scotland.
Powfoot Beach is a stretch of coastline along the Solway Firth consisting of mud flats and a salt marsh.
The Powfoot Beach pool is described as an “old Victorian tidal pool,” where Scots could learn to swim, enjoy family days out, and relax in seawater pools “penned in by rocky boundaries.”
Problem is this idyllic beach scenario is complicated by the unpredictably bad Scottish weather, and sinking mud at low tide.
The Powfoot Beach tidal pool was said to have been built, from what I could find, in 1903, split in half to divide one side for men, and the other side for women.
Other “Victorian- and Edwardian-era tidal swimming pools” on the coast of Scotland include:
The North Baths in Wick, Scotland…
…and in the vicinity of Fife, the Cellardyke tidal swimming pool in East Fife, Scotland…
…the Pittenweem Tidal Swimming Pool in Fife…
…and the Step Rock Tidal Swimming Pool in St. Andrews, near Fife, to name a few.
Another viewer suggested that I look into the Infomart Building in Dallas, Texas.
The Infomart is the one of the largest buildings in Dallas, and is the world’s first, and only, information processing marketing center.
It is home to more than 110 technology and communications companies.
It opened in 1985, and was developed by Trammell Crow, with the design based on the 1851 Crystal Palace in London.
The Infomart building itself has hospital-grade electrical power, which is supplied by five-independent electrical feeds to three separate electric substations, resulting in a very reliable electric source that hasn’t ever experienced a 100% outage.
There is a miniature Sphinx statue in front of the Infomart…
…and it is served by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) System’s “Market Center Station,” so there is a light-rail presence nearby as well.
Trammell Crow developed the Dallas Market Center as well, a 5-million-square-foot, or 460,000-meters-squared, wholesale trade center, that is closed to the general public, with showrooms for all manner of consumer products.
It is the most complete wholesale trade resource in the world.
At the time known as the Dallas Trade Mart, it was the destination of President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade when he was assassinated in Dallas’ Dealey Plaza, on November 22nd, of 1963.
It is also interesting to note that some scenes from the 1976 film “Logan’s Run” were filmed in the Dallas Market Center’s Apparel Mart.
This caught my attention because I remember this movie well.
I would have been 13 in 1976 when the movie came out, and saw it at the theater with a same-age friend.
It was one of those movies where we both left the theater asking “What did we just watch?”
The basic plot is about a pleasure-filled world…
…where its inhabitants live their entire lives inside a sealed city of geodesic domes, with every pleasure imaginable available.
That is, at least, until you reach the age of 30, at which time you are required to undergo a group ritual called “Carousel” that ended in your death.
Those who chose to “run” to freedom, which was outside of the sealed, domed, world, and not go through the ritual, were immediately targeted to be terminated by what were known as “Sandmen.”
Logan’s Run was about a Sandman who chose to run, who eventually made it to the world outside the domes with another runner…
…and the end of the movie culminated with the destruction of the sealed city and escape of its citizens, who see the “old man” and realize they can live much longer than 30.
I saw “Logan’s Run” 45-years-ago.
Just interesting the kind of dystopian subject matter about our future that Hollywood has been filling our brains with for quite awhile now.
And is Dallas situated on a leyline?
I do know of one big ley-line that the Dallas – Fort Worth area is situated near, on my own finding of the North American Star Tetrahedron, which I found back in 2016, when I noticed major cities lining up in lines in North America, and which the original research I have done is based on.
At any rate, there is certainly a lot that has gone on in Dallas over the years!
I will be featuring places and topics suggested by viewers in this new series called “Short and Sweet.”
I will focus on a few at a time, but will be doing this over a long period of time so I can get your suggestions included, and will continue to work on other projects around this one.
This is just a brief follow-up to Short and Sweet #1, with a few more interesting connections left by commenters about the places mentioned in it.
Peter Champoux, the author of the “serpent lei” that a viewer mentioned between the middle of the Bermuda Triangle in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean and the Great Serpent Mound in Peebles, Ohio, left a comment that it continues on to Lake Itasca in Minnesota, which is the headwater of the Mississippi River…
…and he also mentioned there were meteor strikes on this ley-line, and you can visit his website, http://www.geometryofplace.com, for more information about the meteor strikes, and many other things…
…and he also has a YouTube Channel for those who are interested in learning more about Peter’s work.
SF replied to the comment with Peter’s information that he worked on a pipeline project over the winter that went right through this specific area of Minnesota…
…and he observed in the years he’s done this kind of work that there is a common thread of Indian Reservations and land formations beyond a coincidence in relation to oil and gas exploration.
Another viewer commented that the ley line leading to the Great Serpent mound also passes through Huntington, West Virginia, near the location of the Mothman Prophecies.
Huntington is geographically close to Point Pleasant, at a straight-line distance of 34-miles, or 54-kilometers, apart, which was the setting of “The Mothman Prophecies,” the 2002 supernatural horror-mystery film starring Richard Gere as John Klein, a Washington Post columnist who researched the legend of the Mothman, where there had been sightings of an unusual creature and unexplained phenomenon, and said to have been based on a true story from the late 1960s.
It is important to note that the Great Serpent Mound in Peebles, Ohio is only a straight-line distance of 63-miles, or 102-kilometers, from Huntington, and 69-miles, or 110-kilometers, from Point Pleasant.
There are two other things that come to my mind from past research regarding Huntington, West Virginia.
One is that Huntington is the location of Marshall University, the Old Main Hall on the top of which was said to have been completed in 1868; which reminds me in appearance of the Westcott Building at Florida State University in Tallahassee, said to have been completed in 1910; the Benedictine Hall at the former St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Oklahoma, now the Green Campus of Oklahoma Baptist University, said to have been completed and opened in 1915 on the bottom left; and Trinity College at Cambridge University in England on the bottom right, which was established in 1546 by King Henry VIII.
The other is that there is only one, Camden Park, of thirteen remaining trolley parks that remain open in the United States in Huntington.
It was said to have been established as a “picnic spot” by the Camden Interstate Railway Company in 1903, which was a street railway and interurban system that ran between Huntington, West Virginia, and Ashland, Kentucky, and which by 1916 was the Ohio Valley Electric Railway, who became new owners of the park.
Where did all the trolleys go? And why did they leave?
Today, Camden Park is in the 4th-generation of family-ownership, and the only operating amusement park in West Virginia.
Next, going back down the alignment, from northwest to southeast, was a comment from Sarah saying that Pilot Mountain in North Carolina was nearby Mt. Airy, which was the hometown of Andy Griffith.
Basically, it’s “Mayberry.”
And someone replied to her comment: “Yes! Was looking for this comment!! ‘Goin’ over to Mount Pilot’ or something to that effect – said on the show all the time.
Pilot Mountain was the inspiration for the fictional Mt. Pilot in “The Andy Griffith Show,” for all of those old enough to remember Andy, the lovable, widowed Sheriff of Mayberry, his kooky deputy Barney Fife, his matronly Aunt Bea, his young son Opie, and his girlfriend Miss Ellie.
Hey, I named all of those characters from memory!
So back-tracking down the alignment from the original video, we come to Wilmington, North Carolina.
I had mentioned that Wilmington is the home of EUE/Screen Gems, the largest domestic television and movie production facility outside of California, and a viewer pointed out that Bruce Lee’s son, Brandon, died after being shot in the abdomen by a gun with defective blank ammunition at the Wilmington movie studios on the set of “The Crow” in March of 1993.
Interesting, I just started researching the year 1993 today for my the next part of my “Seeing History with New Eyes since 1945” series.
I will have to go back and add this to my research topics for 1993.
Another viewer, Josh, lived in Wilmington for ten years, where he used to surf right in front of Ft. Fisher in the cove, and a spot next to it that was a coquina rock reef at the southside of Kure Beach where Ft. Fisher is located…
He said he would observe shells and different fossilized corals and rocks that still have color and wonder how could that be millions of years old?
He said that Cape Fear is 5- miles, or 8-kilometers, south at Bald Head Island, and Frying Pan Shoals there is a hot-spot for megalodon teeth.
He also mentioned the Airlie Gardens in Wilmington,next to the intercoastal waterway.
The Airlie Gardens were said to have been created starting in 1886 by the Pembroke Jones family, and named after their family home in Scotland, and designed by German landscape architect Rudolf Topel as a lush flowing Southern garden with azaleas, camellias, magnolias, palms, and wisteria.
The Airlie Oak is on the garden grounds is believed to be 500-years-old, and in 2007 was designated the largest live oak in North Carolina at the time.
There were several other comments from “Short and Sweet #1” that I would like to mention.
A commenter mentioned the sphinxes at the Stanford Mausoleum in regards to the two sphinxes shown…
…one of which was in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the other at Woodruff Place in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Stanford Mausoleum is located in the northwest part of the Stanford University campus in California, and holds the remains of the Leland Stanford family.
Leland Stanford was a former California governor, senator, railroad president, and the founder, along with his wife, of Stanford University, named in memory of their only son, Leland.
Stanford was one of the Central Pacific Railroad’s Big Four, known as the Nabobs, or Nobs, where the name for Nob Hill came from.
The mausoleum has sphinxes on the front and the back.
The two sphinxes on the front are called Egyptian-style, male, sphinxes…
…and the ones on the back are called Greek-style, female, sphinxes.
Now, on over to the Wirral Peninsula and Liverpool to look at some of the comments made in response to this topic in “Short and Sweet #1.”
LL, a viewer who lives on Park Road South in Birkenhead…
…just a short-walk from the Swiss bridge in Birkenhead Park…
…said that Merseyside and the Wirral peninsula is special place.
He said the river Dee to the west of tbe peninsula subsides to reveal sinking mud stretching miles and walkable sand…
…and the Tobacco building, formally known as the Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse, in the North Liverpool docks was said to be the largest bricked building in terms of area on earth, built 130 years ago, in 1901, with over 1 million bricks and was said to have been built in 1 year, with 27-million bricks, 30,000 panes of glass, and 8,000 tons of steel used in its construction.
The warehouse fell into disuse and disrepair in the 1980s, with trade declining through Liverpool.
The tobacco building has been transformed into luxury apartments in the present-day.
The viewer from Birkenhead also mentioned the Williamson tunnels, in the Edge Hill area of Liverpool, have been a mystery to him, as the narrative of why they were built doesn’t make sense.
The Williamson Tunnels were said to have been built under the direction of tobacco merchant Joseph Williamson between 1810 and 1840, and to this day the purpose of the work remains unclear.
The majority of what are called “tunnels” are comprised of brick or stone vaulting over excavations in the underlying sandstone, as the tunnels were said to have gradually become in-filled with rubble in the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries, with excavations starting in 1995.
The excavations revealed a large network of tunnels, chambers and voids.
Another viewer, James C, mentioned Ormskirk, which translates to “Serpent – Dragon Church,” which is near Liverpool, on what is described as the sloping ground of a ridge in the center of the West Lancashire Ridge, and said to be a planned community dating back to the 13th-century.
…and the oldest building in Ormskirk is said to be the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, with an unknown exact age.
There were other topics James C. said to look into are:
One was the Watkins Tower at Wembley Park, also known as Watkins Folly, was described as a partly-completed iron-lattice tower that was designed to surpass the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Never completed, and demolished in 1907, its location became the site Wembley Stadium, the English National Football ground.
The old Wembley Stadium opened in 1923…
…only to be demolished in 2002, to make way for the new Wembley Stadium, which opened in 2007.
The other topic he mentioned, which looks to be a tie-in to the ending topic in “Short and Sweet #1,” which was Michael Jackson’s song “Stranger in Moscow” from the “HIStory” album.
He mentioned a single called “Justified and Ancient” by the British band The KLF that was featured on their 1991 album “The White Room.”
The original name of “The KLF” band was “The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu” or “JAM.”
The original name of the band was taken from “The Illuminatus! Trilogy,” a series of three novels by American authors Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson published in 1975.
Kind of a weird name choice not to have any meaning!
I brought-up the real possibility at the end of “Short and Sweet #1” that the truth about our world and its history is frequently shared in music, movies, television, visual arts, and even literature, in a form which the real meanings are obscured so we are not aware, at least on a conscious level, that something hidden is being communicated with us.
Many thanks to everyone who took the time to comment and make suggestions, not only about these topics, but many others that I am compiling in a list to research for the videos in this new series.
Since it typically takes me at least a week to do the research needed for each new post, I am going to start this new series called “Short & Sweet,” which will run over a longer period of time, focusing in each one on just a few places and topics to research that viewers have suggested to me.
In this manner, I will be able to get new material out in a faster amount of time than what my normal research takes me.
I already still have a long-list of places to research that viewers have sent me, and I welcome more suggestions moving forward as I will keep doing this series concurrently with the more in-depth research I always do, for which I have a long list to work on as well!
I will start with this comment from a viewer in North Carolina.
“I live in a place called Fort Fisher, North Carolina. One of the last battles of the civil war took place right here on my Beach.”
“Anyways, there’s a lot of energy here. I started researching it about a year ago and found that there is a ley-line (Serpent lei) that harvest magnetic energy from the center the Bermuda triangle and comes right through my bedroom (Cape Fear) up through Pilot Mountain in North Carolina, then continuing up through “Serpent Mound” in Ohio. Anyways, there’s much more. I was just curious if you had ever tapped into this knowledge. Thank you and take care.”
I didn’t know about this particular ley-line, so thank you for sharing!
This ley-line/alignment is starting in the southeast, at the Bermuda Triangle, and the pin is marked where Google Earth took me when I searched for it.
The Bermuda Triangle is best known as being a section of the North Atlantic Ocean where people, planes, and ships were said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
Ivan T. Sanderson, a British biologist and researcher of the paranormal, wrote about “vile vortices,” of which the Bermuda Triangle and Devil’s Sea, a region in the Pacific, south of Tokyo, were two of ten regions on the Earth known for such anomalous occurrences.
Cape Fear and Fort Fisher are south of the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina, which is located on the Cape Fear River.
Notably, today Wilmington is the home of EUE/Screen Gems, the largest domestic television and movie production outside of California.
Now, that’s interesting. I wonder why Wilmington was the preferred choice for this location….
Cape Fear is described as a prominent headland on Bald Head Island jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, and is predominately an estuary, which is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water, with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and a connection to the open ocean.
And the Cape Fear region, besides Fort Fisher, had a whole bunch of coastal defenses, AKA star forts, which I typically find around water, in pairs or clusters.
I promise to keep these short, so I am going to look specifically at Fort Fisher.
The first batteries of Fort Fisher were said to have been placed there in 1861, on one the Cape Fear River’s two outlets to the Atlantic Ocean, to protect the vital port of Wilmingon for Confederate supplies, and as the war progressed was overhauled with more powerful artillery to withstand a Union blockade.
With all the work that was done on it, it became the Confederates largest fort.
Even with all of that reinforcement, there were two battles – one at the end of the 1864 and the other at the beginning of 1865, after which Fort Fisher fell, and the Union army came to occupy Wilmington.
Next on this alignment is Pilot Mountain, described as one of the most distinctive natural features in the State of North Carolina…
…with two distinctive features, one named “Big Pinnacle…”
…and the other “Little Pinnacle.”
And the last place mentioned by the viewer on this alignment is the Great Serpent Mound in Peebles, Ohio, described as an effigy mound that is 1,348-feet-, or 411-meters-, long, and 3-feet-, or almost one-meter-, high.
Two points of information I am going to bring forward about the Great Serpent Mound, before I move on to the next commenter’s suggestion, are the following:
One is the many astronomical alignments of the Great Serpent Mound…
…and the other is the historical giants’ skeletons that have been found in the area.
Next, Deb in Indy emailed me this information:
” Woodruff Place is said to be the first suburban neighborhood of Indianapolis. It came about in the 1870’s…
…and sits right next to Arsenal Technical High School. I do not believe either of these places were built when they said but nothing to see here.”
“Anyhow, I saw a statue in your video that reminded me, very much of a statue in Woodruff Place.
I will attach a photo of both so you can see as well.”
“I just wanted you to see another piece of the puzzle and Woodruff is filled with statues and fountains that don’t seem to fit the story timeline we have been told (Along with many other places here in Indy).”
Next, Stephen H. commented:
“…turn your mind to the North West of England.
In particular Liverpool…
…and the Wirral, the name of the Peninsula and Borough in this part of North West England…
…with the River Mersey, separating the Wirral Peninsula and Liverpool…
…with Liverpool and Birkenhead on the Wirral connected by the “Queensway” Tunnel running underneath the River Mersey, said to have opened in 1934…
…and the River Dee estuary is between the Wirral Peninsula and Wales, a place where comparatively little water occupies such a large basin.
On the Wirral Peninsula, Birkenhead expanded greatly, we are told, as a result of the Industrial Revolution…
…and was the location of the first street tramway in Great Britain in 1860, and trams in Birkenhead ran until 1937.
When I was looking for pictures of Birkenhead, I saw this one, which I have seen before.
Birkenhead Park, said to have been designed by Joseph Paxton, a gardener and greenhouse builder by trade, opened in April of 1847 and was said to be the first publicly funded civic park in the world, and visited by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1850, who was a journalist at the time, and later was credited, with no formal education, as being the “Father of American Landscape Architecture,” starting with his design, along with Calvert Vaux, of Central Park in Manhattan, of which Birkenhead Park was said to have been an inspiration for it.
Joseph Paxton was also credited with being the designer of the Crystal Palace for the 1851 Exhibition.
I firmly believe Paxton and Olmsted were both credited with feats way beyond their actual abilities as part of the new re-set historical timeline.
Other places on the Wirral Peninsula Stephen mentioned included Port Sunlight, a model village said to have been founded by a Victorian Era entrepreneur to house his factory workers…
…Eastham Woods, and Eastham Country Park, next to the River Mersey, in a location where two ferries used to operate…
…and where there used to be a zoo during the Victorian era.
This circular stone structure in the Eastham Country Park is called the Bear Pit because it was where the zoo’s bears were held…
…and here is an old stone wall at the Park where an old tree used to grow!
He mentioned the New Brighton Tower, in the seaside resort of New Brighton in the town of Wallasey in Merseyside on the Wirral Peninsula, said to have been built between 1898 and 1900, and demolished in 1919, with its metal being sold for scrap.
The building at the base of the tower is where the “Tower Ballroom” was located, which continued to be used until it was damaged by fire in 1969.
He also mentioned the very-similar-looking Blackpool Tower, said to have been inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and built starting in 1891, opening in 1894, and still remains standing in Blackpool …
…which also has a ballroom associated with it, that was fortunate enough to be restored after it was damaged by fire in 1956…
…and stands in relatively close proximity to New Brighton and the location of the other tower.
He believes that irrefutable evidence for the mudflood is available to be found in North West England, and the area is very well-documented.
The last thing I am going to look at in this first “Short and Sweet” post based on viewers’ suggestions is the song “Stranger in Moscow” from Michael Jackson’s “HIStory” album.
D. C. sent me an email suggesting I look at this song released in the mid-1990s on Michael Jackson’s 9th album.
He said he came across my work about a year ago, and has been aware of the Moorish Paradigm for about 5 years now.
While he said the music video for “Stranger in Moscow” says much more, and has an ominous vibe to it, he told me about the images at several points in the video to look at.
Here are the lyrics to “Stranger in Moscow,” with the images he points out inserted at the lyric referenced.
I was wandering in the rain Mask of life, feelin’ insane Swift and sudden fall from grace Sunny days seem far away
Kremlin’s shadow belittlin’ me Stalin’s tomb won’t let me be On and on and on it came Wish the rain would just let me be
How does it feel? (How does it feel?) How does it feel? How does it feel? When you’re alone And you’re cold inside
Here abandoned in my fame Armageddon of the brain KGB was doggin’ me Take my name and just let me be
The quarter flipping to the backside (displaying the Tartarian eagle or TURKey) shown during choice lyrics being sung.
Then a begger boy called my name Happy days will drown the pain On and on and on it came And again, and again, and again… Take my name and just let me be.
The coffee (also known as “mud”) spills.
How does it feel? (How does it feel?) How does it feel? How does it feel? How does it feel?
How does it feel? (How does it feel now?) How does it feel? How does it feel? When you’re alone And you’re cold inside
The glass breaks (firmament reference) before the downpour of rain.
How does it feel? (How does it feel?) How does it feel? How does it feel? How does it feel?
How does it feel? (How does it feel now?) How does it feel? How does it feel? When you’re alone And you’re cold inside
Like a stranger in Moscow Lord have mercy Like a stranger in Moscow
Lord have mercy We’re talkin’ danger We’re talkin’ danger baby Like a stranger in Moscow
We’re talkin’ danger We’re talkin’ danger baby Like a stranger in Moscow I’m livin’ lonely
I’m livin’ lonely baby A stranger in Moscow
The viewer D.C. said he had never heard another mention of this anywhere (on the internet or otherwise) and it crossed his eyes and consciousness at least 3 years ago, and wanted to share, and that Michael Jackson made many references to the Moorish Paradigm in his body of work.
Curious that the name of this particular album of Michael Jackson’s was “HIStory,” with the “HIS” emphasized in all caps.
I share it with you to raise the very real possibility that Truth about our world and its history is frequently shared in music, movies, television, visual arts, etc, and in a form which the real meanings are obscured so we are not aware, at least on a conscious level, that something hidden is being communicated with us.
As I said at the beginning, this is the first part in a new series called “Short and Sweet” in which I will be featuring places and topics suggested by viewers. I will focus on a few at a time, but will be doing this over a long period of time so I can get your suggestions included, and will continue to work on other projects in the in-between and around.
Just who was George Peabody, the “Father of Modern Philanthropy?”
George Peabody came to my attention in the interview “Secrets of the Wormholt – the Wormhole in West London.”
James Connolly mentioned philanthropist George Peabody early in our interview, and Peabody Estates very close to where he grew up in the Wormholt Estate at 37 Steventon Road in the Wormholt, a neighborhood in the Shepherd’s Bush District of West London.
What he said about the Peabody Estates piqued my curiosity, so I decided to do a deep dive and find out more about exactly who George Peabody was.
It is interesting to note that the Cleverly Estate, a Peabody Housing Trust Estate in Shepherd’s Bush that was said to have been completed in 1928, with the most elaborate features of any of their other pre-war estates and the first Peabody estate built with a bathroom in every flat…
…suffered a direct hit by a V Rocket during World War II, less than 20-years later, in 1945, killing thirty residents.
Widely regarded as the “Father of Modern Philanthropy,” George Peabody was said to have been born into a poor family in Massachusetts.
There were other major historical figures who became wealthy said to have been born into poverty or difficult circumstances.
Ones off the top of my head include:
John Molson, who was born in England in 1763.
He was said to have been orphaned at the age of 8, when first his father died, then his mother two years later. He lived with various guardians until he left England for Montreal, Quebec in 1782 at the age of 18.
This is a 1761 map of the “Isle of Montreal.”
After his arrival in Montreal, he moved in with a brewer, Thomas Loyd, and shortly thereafter became a partner of the brewery. At the age of 21, he took over the brewery completely.
He became a brewer and entrepreneur in colonial Quebec and Lower Canada.
In addition to being given the credit for financing the first public railway in Canada, the Champlain & St. Lawrence Railway, chartered in 1832 and built in 1835…
…he founded Molson Brewery in 1786 in Montreal…
…financed the first steamship built in North America in 1809, “The Accommodation…”
…and was President of the Bank of Montreal.
He was also appointed the Provincial Grand Master of the District Freemasonic Lodge of Montreal by the Duke of Sussex in 1826, a position he held for five years before resigning in 1831.
Another poor boy made good story that comes to mind is another Canadian, distiller Joseph E. Seagram.
Born in 1841 in what is now Cambridge, Ontario, his parents died when he was a child and he and his brothers were said to have been raised by clergy.
He received education at a business college and eventually learned about the distilling process at Waterloo Distillery, and ultimately bought out other owners to become the full owner, and renamed it Seagram’s. His 1907 Creation of “VO Whiskey” became the largest-selling Canadian whiskey in the world.
Seagram, like Molson, was also a freemason, and at one time Senior Warden of the Grand River Lodge, Number 151, in what is now Kitchener, Ontario, which was previously known as Berlin.
Jack Daniel, same idea.
Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel was born sometime in the mid-1800s. The birth date of 1850 was on his tombstone, however, his birthdate was said to be listed as September 5th, 1846 in Tennessee state records from the time.
He was the youngest of ten children, and his mother died shortly after he was born.
When his father died in the Civil War, he ran away from home because he didn’t get along with his stepmother.
He was taken in by the local lay-preacher and distiller, Dan Call, and began to learn the distilling trade.
He was said to have received an inheritance from his father estate’s after a long dispute with his siblings was resolved, and he founded a legally-registered distilling business with Call in 1875.
Shortly afterwards, Call was said to have quit for “religious reasons.”
Jack Daniel purchased the hollow and land the distillery was located on in Lynchburg, Tennessee, after taking over the distillery in 1884.
Jack Daniel’s is a brand of Tennessee Whiskey, and the top-selling American whiskey in the world.
I couldn’t find anything about Jack Daniel being a Freemason, but I did find some interesting connections Freemasons and his whiskey.
One was a limited edition commemorative bottle of “Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Whiskey,” bottled exclusively for American Freemasons…
…and the other thing I found was a rare “Jack Daniel Whiskey Freemasonic Masonic Watch,” complete with skull and bones in between the compass and the square underneath the cover of it, that the information is no longer available for on the website where one was auctioned off.
This biographical information about these four men, including George Peabody, would be otherwise unremarkable, but isn’t it curious they all share a similar theme in childhood and how they all came into fame and fortune.
And, in addition to the connections I have found to freemasonry with Molson, Seagram, and Daniel, can I find one for George Peabody?
Well, first I found this one referring to the British Freemasonic Banker, George Peabody, on page 175, and there is a lot more on this page and others that I am going to delve into in the course of this post…
…of the book “The Secret Founding of America, the Real Story of Freemasons, Puritans & the Battle for the New World,” by Nicholas Hagger.
Peabody and J. S. Morgan Sr. became business partners in 1854, and after Peabody retired in 1864, their joint-business became known as J. S. Morgan and Company in 1864, which later became known as J. P. Morgan.
…and there are the other names I am finding on this same page in the book that are ringing bells from my past research, which I will tying in as I go.
All of this information bears a much closer look!
However, before I go any further down this Freemasonic rabbit hole, about which this book is a treasure trove of information, I am going to continue researching what we are told about George Peabody’s life, and then return to this subject because there is quite a bit that can be tied together using “The Secret Founding of America” as a guide about what has actually taken place here as opposed to what we have been told.
I didn’t know about this book’s existence until I did an internet search for “Was George Peabody a freemason?”
Here is another connection of George Peabody, where he is striking the Freemasonic “hidden hand” pose in this portrait, signifying “Master of the Second Veil.”
This is what we are told about his life.
George Peabody was born on February 18th of 1795 in South Danvers, Massachusetts, near Salem, as one of seven or eight children in a poor family, as the number of siblings varied from reference to reference.
South Danvers was re-named Peabody in his honor in 1868…
…and it became a major center of New England’s leather industry until the loss of its tanneries in the second-half of the 20th-century.
Only attending school for a few years, George left school at the age of 11 to work in his brother’s shop in Newburyport, Massachusetts, to help support his mother and siblings when his father died, and the poverty of his early years was said to have influenced his philanthropy in later years.
The George Peabody House Museum in Peabody, Massachusetts, is touted as his birthplace.
When his brother’s Newburyport, Massachusetts, dry goods business burned down, Peabody went to Georgetown in Washington, DC, in 1811, to work in a wholesale dry goods’ warehouse.
The owner of the warehouse, Elisha Riggs. hired George Peabody as his office boy, and by 1814, Riggs provided the financing for the wholesale dry goods firm of Riggs, Peabody & Company, specializing in importing dry goods from Great Britain.
When Riggs retired in 1829, the firm became Peabody, Riggs & Company, as George became the Senior Partner.
Elisha Riggs also financed the founding of Riggs National Bank, which was organized by his son George Washington Riggs.
This building on Pennsylvania Avneue in Washington, DC, said to have been completed in 1902, served as the headquarters for Riggs National Bank until 2005, when Riggs was dissolved, and acquired by PNC Financial Services.
The reason for the change in ownership of the bank was the investigation of Riggs Bank for several money-laundering scandals, including “unknowingly” allowing the hijackers involved in 9/11 to transfer money “due to lax controls” at the bank…
…allowing the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to hide his fortune after his accounts were frozen.
It is interesting to note that as a “National Bank,” Riggs was authorized to print currency at one time in its history.
It is also interesting to note that one of the many definitions of “to rig” is to “manage or conduct something fraudulently to produce the result or situation that is advantageous to a particular person or party.”
Coincidence that a bank named after the last name of “Riggs” was implicated in money-laundering for other parties?
Are they telling us without telling us they are telling us?
Lots of rabbit holes on this trail, once I started looking for information on this particular bank!
At any rate, as a result of his partnership with George Peabody went to live Baltimore in 1816, where he established his office and residence in the Henry Fite House, which was famous for where the Second Continental Congress met from December 20th of 1776 to February 22nd of 1777, becoming the nation’s seat of government for a brief period of time during the Revolutionary War.
The Henry Fite House burned to the ground in the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904.
The 1904 fire started at the John E. Hurst building near where the Henry Fite House was located in Baltimore…
…and after burning for two days, left approximately 2,500 buildings either completely destroyed or severely damaged, and $100 million in property loss.
This is a good place to mention that there have been lots and lots of “Great Fires of ______” in our historical narrative, wreaking great destruction in cities the world over. Here is only a partial list from the mid-19th-century, as the list of fires truly goes on and on:
The Baltimore Civic Center was built where the Fite House and Hurst building once stood, which officially opened in October of 1962…
…and which has been known as the Royal Farms Arena since 2014, and is used primarily for sporting events and concerts.
Back to George Peabody.
During the years he lived in Baltimore, he established his career as a businessman and financier.
Here are some of the things I am finding about his business career.
He first travelled to England in 1827 to purchase wares, and negotiate the sale of American cotton in Lancashire.
This is interesting because by 1825, cotton was Britain’s biggest import, primarily from American cotton fields, and Lancashire was dominant force in the British economy with its cotton industry, where the raw cotton was turned into thread and fabrics in a factory-based production line with the advent of the Industrial Revolution in this industry, and marked the birth of the British-working class.
George Peabody opened an office in Liverpool, with British business playing a more and more important role in his business affairs.
The bankers who helped establish him in Liverpool included the son of the Irish-born banker in America, Alexander Brown, Sir William Brown, 1st Baronet of Richmond Hill, who managed his father’s Liverpool office.
Alexander Brown, an Irish linen merchant who immigrated to America, established the first investment banking firm in the United States in 1800.
He was joined in business by his sons William, George, John, and James, and the firm became “Alex. Brown & Sons” in 1810.
So his son William established the Liverpool office of the family business; George and John founded “Brown Bros. & Company” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and James opened a branch in New York City and Boston.
This is what we are told about Brown Brothers & Company, that during the first 100-years of its existence, it helped make paper money standard currency in the United States; underwrote the first railroad and trans-Atlantic steamship companies; and essentially created the first foreign exchange system between the American dollar and the British pound.
In 1931, the Brown Brothers merged with the Harriman Brothers & Company, a private bank started with railway money, in 1931 to become known as the “Brown Brothers Harriman & Company,” one of the oldest and largest private investment banks in the United States.
Founding partners of the “Brown Brothers Harriman & Company” included W. Averill Harriman, the son of railroad baron E. H. Harriman, and Secretary of Commerce under President Harry S. Truman…
…and Prescott Bush, American banker and politican, and the father of President George H. W. Bush.
Alexander’s son George stayed in Baltimore and took a leading role in the founding of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1827, and became the head of the business branch upon Alexander’s death in 1834.
The “Alex. Brown & Sons” company proclaimed itself “America’s Foremost International banking enterprise in the 19th-century.”
This bank building for “Alex. Brown & Sons” was said to have been built in in 1901, and survived the 1904 Great Fire of Baltimore, having the least amount of damage of any building within the “Burnt District.”
Since then, the building has served as a “Capitol One” Branch, and in 2019 became the “Alex Brown Restaurant,” only to be permanently closed in 2020 because of the pandemic.
The company “Alex. Brown & Sons” was purchased by the Bankers Trust in 1997, absorbed into Deutsche Bank in 1999, and Alex Brown Wealth Management was sold to Raymond James in 2016.
This man was Alex. Brown’s Chairman in 1998…
“Alex. Brown & Sons” sure sounds like the American-Irish version of the Rothschild International Banking family dynasty, started by Mayer Amschel Rothschild in Frankurt in the 1760s, who established an international banking family through his five sons:
His oldest son, also Amschel Mayer Rothschild, succeeded his father as the head of the Frankfurt bank.
Nathan Mayer Rothschild settled in Manchester, England in 1798, and established a business in textile trading and finance, and made a fortune in a banking enterprise he began in London in 1805 that dealt in foreign bills and government securities.
Nathan had become a freemason in London of the “Emulation Lodge, No. 12, of the Premier Grand Lodge of England” in October of 1802.
By the time of his death in 1836, Nathan Mayer Rothschild had secured the position of the Rothschilds as the preeminent investment bankers in Britain and Europe, and his own personal net worth was over 60% of the British national income.
Mayer Amschel’s son Salomon Mayer von Rothschild went to Austria, and established the “S M von Rothschild” banking enterprise in Vienna in 1820, and was raised to the Austrian nobility as a baron in 1822, with the offer extended to all of his brothers, and which Nathan turned down.
Among other major funding projects in Austria, his banking enterprise financed the Nordbahn Rail Transport Network, Austria’s first steam railway.
Mayer Amschel’s son Carl Mayer von Rothschild went to live in the “Kingdom of Sicilies,” located in Southern Italy between 1816 and 1860, in 1821.
He set up C M de Rothschild & Figli, which became the dominant financial house in Naples and operated as a satellite office to the main Rothschild bank in Frankfurt.
Clients of the Naples Rothschild bank included the Vatican, the Dukes of Parma and the Dukes of Tuscany.
James Mayer de Rothschild was the founder of the French branch of the Rothschild family, moving to Paris in 1812 to coordinate the purchase of specie (money in the form of coins rather than notes) and bullion (gold and silver in bulk before coining, valued in weight) for his brother Nathan back in London, and in 1817, opened the De Rothschilds Freres (The Rothschild Brothers) bank in Paris, and by 1823, was firmly established as the banker to the French government.
Just looking at parallels in the historical record between the Irish-American Brown business history, the German-Jewish Rothschild business history, and the born-into-poverty George Peabody’s business history, all which included links to textile merchants, banking and railroads.
With all of his great connections, George Peabody branched out.
He took up residence in London permanently in 1837, and went from being a wholesale dry-goods and cotton merchant, to a merchant-banker offering securities in American railroad and canal enterprises to British and European investors.
He started a banking business trading on his own account a year after he moved to London, and by 1851, he established the banking firm of “George Peabody & Company” to meet the increasing demand for securities issued by American railroads, and his company specialized in financing governments and large companies.
Apparently railroad and canal developers in the early 19th-century in the United States needed investment capital, and turned to European money markets for the funding to complete their projects.
George Peabody’s bank quickly rose to become the premier American banking house in London, and this is a statue of him that is located near the Royal Exchange in London.
The same year that George Peabody formally established his banking company, 1851, was the same year that the Great Exhibition of All Nations took place, better known as the Crystal Palace Exhibition, and was something he was really keen about!
The purpose of the first Great Exhibition in 1851 was said to be making clear to the world Britain’s role as industrial leader, while at the same time it provided a platform on which other countries from around the world could display their achievements.
The reference to the Crystal Palace Exhibition was the allegedly temporary structure in which it was held…
…which had a high-level railway station…
…and an underground station.
The ornate pillars of the Crystal Palace Underground Station reminded me of ones, in the middle, of the Old Portuguese Fort on Hormuz Island in the Strait of Hormuz, located between the United Arab Emirates and southern Iran, and part of the Iran’s Hormozgan Province, and the underground pillars of the Upper Roxborough Reservoir in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the right.
This is important information because of what I think was really going on here.
I think that Exhibitions, Expositions, and World Fairs, starting with the Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851, were actually showcasing the technology and architectural wonders of the original advanced Human civilization before the wonders were hidden away or forever destroyed, and that “building” going on in large part was actually digging-out the original infrastructure from the mud flows of a deliberately-caused cataclysm that covered the Earth in mud.
I believe the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition was the official kick-off of the New World Order timeline, and the history we learn about regarding the Victorian-era in the 19th-century and very early 20th-century, was actually telling us about when the largest-part of the new historical reset narrative was being put into place
We are told that it took only 9-months to develop the first Great Exhibition in London, from plans and organization to the Grand Opening with Queen Victoria.
It was organized by Sir Henry Cole, British civil servant and inventor, and Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.
The Crystal Palace was said to have been designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, a gardener and greenhouse builder, and built in Hyde Park to house the Exhibition.
Sir Joseph Paxton was also said to have been commissioned by Nathan Mayer Rothschild’s son, Baron Mayer de Rothschild, in 1850 to design the Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire, said to be one of the greatest country houses constructed during the Victorian era, and built between 1852 and 1854.
The Crystal Palace was described as a massive glass house that was 1,848-feet, or 563-meters, long, by 454-feet, or 138-meters, wide, and constructed from cast-iron frame components and glass. There were statues on the inside, and trees – said to demonstrate man’s triumph over nature.
Between May 1st and October 15th of 1851, six-million people were said to visit the Exhibition, including famous people of the time like Charles Darwin, Samuel Colt, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, and Alfred Lord Tennyson.
The proceeds generated by the Great Exhibition of 1851 were then said to be used to found the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1852 on the left, which happens to look very similar to the Natural History Museum in Milan, Italy, which was said to have been founded in 1838, on the right.
Proceeds from the Great Exhibition were also said to have been used to found the Science Museum in London in 1857…
…and the Natural History Museum in London in 1881.
What was the fate of the Crystal Palace itself?
We are told the Crystal Palace was moved and re-erected in 1854 to Sydenham Hill in South London.
How did they manage to move a massive building of plate-glass and cast-iron, said to be three times larger than St. Paul’s Cathedral in London?
It was later destroyed by fire in 1936.
Where does George Peabody come into the story of the Crystal Palace Exhibition?
George Peabody, who was passionate about the Exhibition, made an offer of a loan of $3,000, about $15,000 in today’s value, to the American Ambassador to the Court of St. James, the royal court for the sovereign of Great Britain, Abbott Lawrence, that made it possible for the American Pavilion to be suitably prepared and decorated for the Exhibition since the United States Congress did not provide funds for it.
Peabody’s funding made possible the displays of the following American inventions: Robert Newell’s unpickable Parautoptic Lock…
…Samuel Colt’s revolvers, like this rare, cased, special-engraved, Colt “Baby Dragoon,” made for the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition…
…the statue of the American neoclassical sculptor Hiram Powers called “The Greek Slave”…
…which was placed in a central location at the Crystal Palace Exhibition…
…and about which Elizabeth Barrett Browning had already written a sonnet.
Cyrus McCormick’s reaper was also exhibited at the American Pavilion in the 1851 Exhibition…
…as well as Richard Hoe’s rotary printing press.
This was the menu for a banquet, concert, and ball that George Peabody hosted after the start of the Crystal Palace Exhibition, on July 4th of 1851, in honor of the visiting Ambassador Lawrence and his wife.
This elegant affair also signified George Peabody’s social emergence, and was attended by members of the British aristocracy, including the 82-year-old Duke of Wellington, the hero of the Battle of Waterloo, the battle in 1815 that marked the end of the Napoleonic Wars.
I don’t know if Charles Dickens based his famous miserly character, Ebenezer Scrooge, on George Peabody, but Dickens and Peabody were contemporaries of each other, but Peabody was known to be very thrifty…and miserly with his employees and relatives…and Dickens’ novella “A Christmas Carol,” featuring Scrooge, first came out in 1843, which would have been five-years after George Peabody moved to London.
And, like Scrooge, George Peabody never married.
Just pure speculation on my part, but it was very interesting to discover in my research his personal thriftiness with money, even though he soon became famous for his philanthropic giving to charitable causes.
We are told that George Peabody’s interests began to turn to philanthropy in the early 1850s.
In the United States, George Peabody’s philanthropy was largely centered around education, and in Great Britain, his philanthropy took the form of providing housing for the poor.
We are told he donated $50,000 for the construction of a library sometime in the early 1850s in his birthplace, South Danvers, Massachusetts, and the location of the current library building, called the Peabody Institute, was said to have been built in 1891, after the first building for it, constructed between 1868 and 1869 was destroyed by fire in 1890.
In 1857, he established the Peabody Institute in Baltimore with a bequest of at least $800,000, and it is the oldest conservatory in the United States.
By the time it was completed and opened in 1866, one year after the official end of American Civil War, it was dedicated by George Peabody himself,and included a music academy, library and art gallery.
The Peabody Institute is located directly across from the Washington Monument in Baltimore…
…the first major monument said to have been erected, between 1815 and 1829, to honor George Washington.
In Great Britain in April of 1862, George Peabody established the “Peabody Donation Fund,” which is known as the “Peabody Trust” today, with the stated goal of “providing housing of a decent quality for “the artisans and labouring poor of London.”
The first Peabody dwellings in London were “Spitalfields,” a district in London’s East End located on Commercial Street on the top left, which looks like what are known as “Flatiron” buildings, across the pond, examples of which are in San Francisco on the top right; New York City on the bottom left; and Seattle, Washington, on the bottom right.
There were a number of strict rules for the new tenants to follow, but it immediately had more applicants than rooms available.
An interesting side-note about Spitalfields district in London that it was the location of the several of the notorious “Jack-the-Ripper” murders, which took place during the Victorian-era, in 1888.
The historical serial killer “Jack-the-Ripper” was never apprehended.
The Peabody Trust today has around 55,000 properties across London and the South East.
For his generosity and philanthropic work, George Peabody was awarded the Congressional Gold medal in the United States…
…and was a receipient of the “Freedom of the City of London,” or a “Freeman,” one word.
Sounds like “Free Man,” two words.
Why would there be a special designation of someone becoming a “Freeman,”if we are all born free?
We are told that medieval term “freeman” meant someone who was not the property of a feudal lord, but enjoyed privileges, such as the right to earn money and own land.
So, seriously, what is up with that?
Why do you have to have a special honor bestowed upon you to become a “free man?”
I don’t know the answer to this question, but I am just asking about the meaning behind what it sounds like.
Not only that, George Peabody was given a funeral and temporary grave in Westminster Abbey when he died in 1869, until his remains could be transported to his birthplace in Massachusetts.
Now I am going to go back and dissect information that I stumbled across about George Peabody being a Freemason in “The Secret Founding of America” book by Nicholas Hagger, and tie in some if it in with other research I have done.
This type of information is very hard to find, but it dovetails with other information I have been finding about this period in history.
There is a lot more information contained in the pages of this book, but I am going to concentrate primarily on some things I have uncovered in my research that are 1) either hard to find in writing; or 2) hard to substantiate when found in writing.
This paragraph called “Rothschilds Plan an American Central Bank” from page 73 of “The Secret Founding of America” talks about Mayer Amschel Rothschld funding Adam Weishaupt’s Order of the Illuminati in the 1770s; his five sons controlling banks in the major cities of Europe; the Rothschilds’ wanting to start a central bank in America; and several of the Rothschilds being behind the funding of both North and South “in the planned division.”
In the “planned” division?
We have already seen Mayer Amschel Rothschild and his five sons establish their International banking family dynasty throughout major cities of Europe.
And this is the saying that has been attributed to more than one prominent member of the Rothschild family, starting with the first London family banker, Nathan Mayer Rothschild.
Adam Weishaupt established the Bavarian Order of the Illuminati on May 1st of 1776.
Born in Ingolstadt, Germany, He was educated by Jesuits starting at the age of 7, and was initiated into Freemasonry in Munich in 1777.
He died in Gotha in Germany, under the protection of Duke Ernest II, of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg in 1830.
The lineage of the Duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg eventually became the House of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha, to which first-cousins Queen Victoria & Prince-Consort Albert both belonged, which became known to us as the House of Windsor in 1917.
On page 174, we find the name of “Giuseppe Mazzini,” taking over the Illuminati in 1834.
Apparently Giuseppe Mazzini, an Italian politician, journalist, and activist, had links with Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, who served as Great Britain’s Prime Minister between 1855 and 1865, which was both the year of his death, and the year the American Civil War came down an end.
According to this book, Giuseppe Mazzini, who had founded a political movement for Italian youth (under age 40) in 1831, sent his right-hand man, Adriano Lemmi, and Louis Kossuth, head of the radical-democratic wing of the Hungarian-nationalists during the Uprisings of 1848, to the United States to organize “Young America” Lodges based on the same ideas.
The Revolutions of 1848 were a series of political upheavals throughout Europe that year.
The Revolutions had the aim of removing the old monarchical structuresand creating independent nation-states, and was the most widespread revolutionary wave in Europe’s history, with 50 countries being affected.
So, the goal was to remove the original ruling families, and ultimately replace them with a new form of government, which was ultimately controllable.
When I looked for information on the topic of Mazzini, Lemmo and Kossuth, this is what I found.
We will see some of these same names, and others, at the February 21st of 1854 meeting coming up in just a moment on page 175.
Before we get to the names at the February 21st, 1854, meeting on the same page, we also find references to U. S. Attorney General Caleb Cushing; British Freemasonic banker George Peabody; and J. S. Morgan, on page 175.
This passage says that he was affiliated with the Northern Jurisdiction of Freemasonry, and became the architect of the Civil War.
The architect of the Civil War?
More from “The Secret Founding of America” in just a moment.
I have not heard of Caleb Cushing before this, so let me see what else I can find about him in a search.
Caleb Cushing was an American Democratic politician who served as a Congressman from Massachusetts and Attorney General during the administration of the 14th-President of the United States, Franklin Pierce.
Here are a couple of other things about Caleb Cushing that I find interesting.
Caleb Cushing’s hometown in Massachusetts, from when his family moved there when he was ten, which would have been 1810, was Newburyport, which was the same town where George Peabody worked in his brother’s shop until Peabody moved to Baltimore in 1811.
No indication they knew each other, but an interesting connection nonetheless.
But an even more interesting find about Caleb Cushing was his connection to China.
Caleb Cushing was appointed by President John Tyler, the 10th-President of the United States, as Ambassador to China in 1843, a position which he held until March 4th of 1845.
The Cushing Mission to China arriving in Macau consisted of four American Warships, which were loaded with gifts, and devices like telescopes and revolvers, in the hopes of impressing the Royal Chinese Court.
When the Chinese were not inclined to receive Cushing as an envoy, Cushing threatening with the U. S. Warships in his entourage, to go directly to the Chinese Emperor.
This tactic resulted in the Chinese Emperor negotiating with Cushing, and the Treaty of Wanghia, also known as the Treaty of Peace, Amity, and Commerce between the United States and the Chinese Empire in 1844.
This sounds like exactly the same tactic that was used on the Japanese by the U. S. Navy’s Commodore Peary – warships visiting Tokyo and threats – resulting in the Treaty of Kanagawa, also known as a “Treaty of Peace and Amity” in 1854.
Within six years of the signing of the Treaty of Wanghia, China was enmeshed in the Taiping Rebellion, a civil war between 1850 and 1864.
It was a civil war between the established Qing Dynasty, the last imperial dynasty of China, and Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, an unrecognized oppositional state in China supporting the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty.
Though, we are told, the Qing Dynasty ultimately defeated the opposing forces with the eventual help of British and French forces, the Taiping Rebellion left the economic heartland of China in the central and lower Yangzi River basins in ruins, and millions of people lost their lives as a result of it, as well as that in western eyes, China was marked as poor and backwards.
Okay, so that’s little bit more about Caleb Cushing.
Been talking about George Peabody this whole time, so what about Junius Spencer Morgan, the man the books says George Peabody hired in 1854 to handle the funds Cushing had transferred from Peabody’s bank to the United States for the Southern insurrections who were calling for the dissolution of the Union.
Junius Spencer Morgan was the founder of the company that would become J. S. Morgan & Company in 1864, that was the successor company to George Peabody & Company, of which he became the Junior Partner in October of 1854.
In 1854, Morgan was put in charge of the firm’s iron portfolio, which included the marketing of railroad bonds in London and New York.
By the time J. S. Morgan died in 1890, the Morgan banks were the dominant forces in government and railroad finance, and his son John Pierpont Morgan had taken the helm of the company, becoming known as. J. P. Morgan & Company in 1895.
J. P. Morgan, an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance on Wall Street throughout this period of time, also known as the “Gilded Age,” between the years of 1870 and 1900.
He was a driving force behind the wave of industrial consolidation in the United States in the late 18th- and early 19th-centuries…
…including the creation of U. S. Steel in 1901 by merging three companies into one, and creating the world’s first billion-dollar corporation!
So, anyway, what about the others who were at that February 21st of 1854 meeting at the house of George Sanders, American Consul, and the person who was said to have handled the Peabody funds in London, according to the “Secret Founding of America” book.
These two different sources information name many of the same names at being at this meeting.
The over-lapping names between the two lists are: Sanders, Mazzini, Kossuth, Ruge, Herzen, and the future American President James Buchanan, the 15th-President, who served in the years immediately preceding the Civil War.
George Sanders was appointed as the Consul in London during the administration of President Franklin Pierce.
He was involved in the “Young America” movement, which had become a faction in the Democratic Party in the 1850s.
Sanders was believed to have been involved in the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, though he escaped being taken into custody after it took place.
Arnold Ruge was a member of the “Young Hegelians” and expressed his belief that history is a progressive advance towards the realization of freedom, and that freedom is expressed in the State, the creation of a rational general will, which is the will of the people as a whole.
A believer in a unified Germany, and also involved in the Revolutions of 1848, Ruge organized the extreme left in the Frankfurt Parliament.
He was forced to take refuge in London in 1849, where he met up with Giuseppe Mazzini, and formed the “European Democratic Party.”
He was considered a leader in religious and political liberalism in his time.
As mentioned in this paragraph from “The Secret Founding of America,” Ruge was co-editor of a revolutionary magazine for “Young Germany” with Karl Marx, who also happened to be living in London during this same time-frame, where he had moved in 1850, and was to have his home base in London for the rest of his life.
As a matter of fact, another German-born revolutionary socialist, Friederich Engles, and Russian revolutionary socialist, Vladimir Lenin, along with Karl Marx, all lived in London at some point in time!
The name Herzen at the February 1854 meeting was Alexander Herzen, a Russian writer and thinker known as the “Father of Russian Socialism” and one of the main fathers of “Agrarian Populism.”
Herzen was born out of wedlock to a rich Russian landowner in April of 1812, right before Napoleon’s invasion of Russia.
He left Russia for good in 1847, landing first in Paris, where he supported the Revolutions of 1848, but was disillusioned with the failure of associated European Socialist movements.
He had assets from his inheritance that were frozen after the emigrated from Russia, but because of a business relationship of his family with Baron James de Rothschild in Paris, who negotiated the release of Herzen’s assets which were nominally transferred to Rothschild.
He ended up in London in 1852, where he started his own printing company, the “Free Russian Press” in 1853, with a view to becoming the “uncensored voice of free Russia.”
The “Free Russian Press” was launched on shortly before the beginning of the Crimean War, which started in October of 1853, and ended in February of 1856, and which the Russian Empire lost to an alliance comprised of France, the Ottoman Empire, the United Kingdom, and Sardinia.
This is a painting depicting the “Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaklava,” which took place during the Crimean War in the Ukraine on October 25th of 1854, which resulted in a failed attack by a British Light Cavalry unit led by Lord Cardigan against Russian forces.
Alfred Lord Tennyson, the Poet Laureate during much of Queen Victoria’s long reign, made the battle famous in his poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” which was published only six-weeks after the event, in which he emphasized the valor of the brave cavalry carrying out its orders, regardless of well-prepared artillery units and high casualties until it was forced to retreat.
The Russian Empire lost the Crimean War in the end, resulting in a weaker Imperial Army, a drained treasury, and its influence undermined in Europe.
The future U. S. President James Buchanan was named as President Franklin Pierce’s Ambassador, or Minister to the United Kingdom, a position he held from August 23rd of 1853 to March 15th of 1856.
So he would have also been in London at the time of the aforementioned meeting on February 21st of 1854.
James Buchanan was nominated to be the Democratic Party’s Presidential nominee in 1856, and said to have benefited from being out of the country when he was living in London and not associated with slavery issues, and won the 1856 election with his running mate John C. Breckinridge.
As President, he was said to have intervened in the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott case to gather majority support for a pro-slavery decision, in which a majority of the Supreme Court ruled in March of 1857 that the United States Constitution was not meant to include citizenship for people of what was called African-descent (who were in actuality the indigenous Moorish people of North America), so that the rights and privileges of the Constitution could not be conferred on them…
…and Buchanan attempted to engineer Kansas entering the Union as a slave state, by sending a message to Congress urging the acceptance of Kansas as a slave state, which it rejected and set the admission for Kansas as a free state in June of 1861.
This was several years after the Kansas-Nebraska Act became law on May 30th of 1854, creating the two new Territories and allowing for popular sovereignty.
It also produced a violent uprising known as “Bleeding Kansas” when pro-slavery and anti-slavery activists flooded into the new territories seeking to sway the vote.
Ultimately the cause of eleven states to secede from the Union in 1860 was in support of states’ rights in the context of slavery to support the South’s agricultural economy, and the federal government not overturning abolitionist policies in the North and in new territories
As a matter of fact, James Buchanan went down in history as the worst President of the United States.
I wonder if he took a hit to his reputation for the team?
More on this possibility from “The Secret Founding of America” book in just a moment.
The last named person at the meeting in London that I haven’t touched upon being in London yet was Louis Kossuth, the Hungarian Revolutionary.
Louis Kossuth, a member of the Hungarian lower nobility through his family origins, was a leader of the 1848 Revolution in Europe, and he inspired the people in speeches to rise up against the Austrian Empire, which was created by proclamation in 1804 out of the realms of the Habsburg Empire, and included Hungary.
The Hungarian Declaration of Independence declared the Independence of Hungary from the Habsburg Monarchy during the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, issued by Louis Kossuth from the Protestant Great Church of Debrecen, said to have been built between 1805 and 1824, and which passed the National Assembly on April 13th of 1849.
Subsequently, Kossuth was the first, and only, Governor-President of the short-lived Hungarian State in 1849 from April 14th to August 11th.
In the meantime, an alliance was formed in May between the Austrian Empire and the Russian Empire, and by August of 1849, the Hungarian Army had been defeated, and the new State of Hungary ended.
Louis Kossuth left Hungary, and as things went, ended up in Great Britain, touring and speaking for a couple of weeks, in 1851, and then left for a trip to the United States, and in the 1851 – 1852 time-frame toured the country, during which time he gave a speech to a meeting of the joint-houses of the U. S. Congress, where a bust of him in the U. S. Capitol building can be found today.
He applied for admission to the Freemasonic Grand Lodge #133 of Cincinnati…
…which was the same Cincinnati lodge used by Kossuth and Lemmi as headquarters for their “Young America” lodges mentioned previously in the book, which also referenced the steps taken to “begin the process of bringing about a civil war by forming revolutionary groups throughout the United States to intensify the debate on slavery.”
Kossuth returned to London from America in July of 1852, where he lived for the next eight-years.
So, based on a review of what is in the written historical narrative about the men listed that were said to have been at the February 21st of 1854 meeting in London were actually living in London at the time of the meeting, and most of the men at the meeting were known revolutionaries.
What else did “The Secret Founding of America” have to say?
I was really interested in this section because I have come across Albert Pike on several occasions in my research.
According to the earlier paragraph shown, Caleb Cushing had ties to the Northern Jurisdiction of Freemasonry and became the architect of the Civil War…
…and in the next paragraph, it says that Caleb Cushing tapped Albert Pike to take the steps necessary to become the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of the Southern Jurisdiction of Scottish rite Freemasonry.
It is not hard to find Albert Pike’s connection to Freemasonry in the historical record.
Not hard at all.
What is hard to find is Albert Pike’s and Freemasonry’s connection to historical events, and that is why I was so glad to find this, because there are other very interesting pieces of information that I have come across that point to a deep involvement in major events of the 20th-century that are hard to substantiate.
I will explain what I mean by this shortly.
A couple more things before I leave this informative book.
One was the mention Caleb Cushing’s role in encouraging the previously mentioned 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act.
According to this paragraph, Caleb Cushing used former Master Mason John Brown to cause the Civil War.
And indeed John Brown was very involved in what happened in “Bleeding Kansas.”
John Brown was best known for the Harper’s Ferry raid on October 16th of 1859 in West Virginia.
There was a federal arsenal located there, and while the plan was to raid the arsenal and instigate a major slave rebellion in the South, he had no rations or escape route.
In 36-hours, troops under the command of then Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee had arrested him and his cohorts, who had withdrawn to the engine house after they had been surrounded by local citizens and militia.
So while his plan was doomed from the start, it did serve to deepen the divide between the North and South.
John Brown was hung on December 2nd of 1859, less than two months after the onset of the Harper’s Ferry Raid.
Did John Brown take one for the team, too?
Or did he not see that one coming?
Another involves several of Albert Pike’s roles during the Civil War.
One is that when he became the most powerful Mason in the World when he became the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Southern Jurisdiction; he secretly organized the rebellion in the Southern States using this jurisdiction as a cover; and that most of the leadership of the Confederacy, both political and military, were Freemasons under Pike’s secret command.
One of the first times in my research that I came across Albert Pike’s name in connection with the Civil War was finding out that he was a senior officer in the Confederate Army who commanded the District of Indian Territory, what later became known as Oklahoma, in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War.
The Trans-Mississippi Theater of the Civil War covered everything west of the Mississippi River as pictured here.
We are told that over 200,000 men were engaged in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of War, and there were all together 7 battles in Arkansas, New Mexico, Missouri and Louisiana between 1862 and 1864.
This region was also the heart of the ancient Washitaw Empire, with Monroe, Louisiana being the Imperial Seat, in what was known as “Washitaw Proper.”
I think what was really going on here was very different from what we are told, and it has everything to do with what actually happened to the advanced, ancient Empire that was originally here.
And the word theater, defined as a collaborative form of performing art that uses live performers, usually actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, like a stage, is an intriguing word choice for an area or place in which important military events occur or are progressing.
A theater can include the entirety of the air space, land and sea area that is or that may potentially become involved in war operations.
For the purposes of this blog post, I am going to end with the subject of what kinds of things happened in the year of 1871, a very eventful year it would seem.
First, I encountered in my research the short-lived Paris Commune, established on March 28th of 1871, which was a radical socialist, anti-religious and revolutionary government that ruled Paris until it was suppressed by the French army in May of 1871.
What happened in the Paris Commune was closely followed by London resident Karl Marx, who published a pamphlet in June of 1871, called “The Civil War in France,” about the significance of the struggle of the Communards in the Paris Commune.
What we know of as Commune-ism is also known as Marx-ism, and still very much with us today.
Why is that?
The second subject are these graphics I have encountered displaying alleged quotes of Albert Pike’s about World Wars I, II, and III.
The following three quotes that appear to be the military blueprint for three world wars were said to have been contained a letter written Albert Pike to Giuseppe Mazzini in 1871.
I have encountered the quotes and the information about them being from Pike’s letter to Mazzini before, but this is the first time I have encountered a real-life Mazzini, and others, with which to connect the information.
For the First World War, he was talking about the Illuminati overthrowing the Czars and making Russia a fortress of atheistic communism in the same year Karl Marx first wrote about Communism with regards to the Paris Commune.
For the Second World, he talked about taking advantage of the differences between Fascists and Zionists; destroying Nazism; Zionism creating Israel, and Communism being strong enough to control Christendom.
And for the Third World War, the Illuminati taking advantage of the differences between Zionist and Islamic leaders so they mutually destroy each other.
Any of this sound familiar to what we know in the present-day?
It does to me.
Could all of these conflicts, at least since the American Civil War, and maybe even the Crimean War and other wars of the 19th-century, been planned, even scripted out, for the Controller’s desired outcome, which was world control and domination?
Also, 1871 was the year the U. S. Congress passed the “District of Columbia Organic Act,” which repealed the charters of the cities of Washington and Georgetown, and established a new territorial government for the District of Columbia.